Rick Pettis, AICP


Land Development

Rick joined the firm in 2006 after a distinguished military career with the US Armed Forces followed by more than 13 years of experience in the public sector.  His knowledge of land development processes, procedures, and challenges serves as a significant asset to our clients.  When he became part of the Melvin Team, his primary purpose was to establish a much-needed Land Development Division.  Under his capable leadership, the division continues to grow in the areas of planning, comprehensive land use, comprehensive planning and EAR based amendments, grants administration, and technical assistance for compliance issues.  The most recent venture for the division is GIS mapping which will soon be available to assist clients in multiple applications including economic development and infrastructure location.  Rick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and his Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University.  He also holds certification as a Certified Planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners.  As a seasoned professional, Rick's character is consistent and steady even when faced with unpleasant conditions.  For those reasons, Rick has been recognized for demonstrating character qualities that include Generosity, Initiative, and Orderliness.

Marianna Office

4428 Lafayette Street

Marianna FL  32448

Office:  850-482-3045  Fax:  850 482 3957

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Tallahassee Office

2541-1 Barrington Circle

Tallahassee FL  32308

Office:  850-671-7221  Fax:  850 671-7223

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